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My Freight Forwarder Is Requesting A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction, Now What?

Clients who export often ask us for guidance on whether to complete a Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI). It’s important for our readers to understand the benefits of correctly completing the SLI provided to you by your freight forwarder. The main benefit of an SLI is federal regulatory compliance! Prior to your goods being exported, READ MORE

FDA Takes New Steps in Oversight of Imported Foods

FDA announced that it has recognized the first accreditation body under the voluntary Accredited Third-Party Certification Program created by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The organization being recognized is ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), an organization jointly owned by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) based READ MORE

2018 Seminars – We Want to Hear from YOU!

DTL is Planning Our 2018 Seminars AND WANTS YOUR Input!! We want our 2018 Seminars to answer the import/export questions you have! Please provide your comments by voting below! Please VOTE here! If you have any specific comments you want to share with us, please email us at info@diaztradelaw.com.

Recap of the CBP East Coast Trade Symposium (& UPDATED Dates for 2018!)

As you know (for those of you who have been following our blog), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its annual East Coast Trade Symposium on December 5-6, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Below summarizes the panels I attended, would love your thoughts if you were there. For those that couldn’t make it – hope below proves READ MORE

Trump Administration Tightens Cuba’s Sanctions Program 

Since June 2017, we have been anxiously awaiting changes to the Cuba sanctions program since President Trump signed an executive order and emphatically stated that his administration would tighten loose regulations established under the Obama Administration. On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury stated, “We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel READ MORE